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Drama KS4

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of dram when making, performing and responding to drama
  • Explore performance texts, understanding of the social, cultural and historical context including the theatrical conventions of the period in which they were created
  • Develop a range of theatrical skills and apply them to create performances
  • Work collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas
  • Develop as creative, effective, independent and reflective students able to make informed choices in process and performance
  • Contribute as an individual to a theatrical performance
  • Reflect on an devaluate their own work and that of others
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of the roles and processes undertaken in contemporary profession theatre practice


Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
  • Devising Drama – devising techniques and skills, exploration of social, cultural and historical context, exploring different styles and practitioners of drama
  • Devising Drama – work collaboratively to create develop, perform and evaluate their own piece of devised drama
  • Devising Drama – research and explore a stimulus, work collaboratively and create their own devised drama, analyse work in a portfolio
  • Drama: Performance and Response – class study of a set text
  • Drama: Performance and Response – class study of Bloody Brothers, evaluation of live performance
  • Drama: Performance and response – revision of Blood Brothers, analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance
  • Presenting and Performing Texts – performance of a whole class play
  • Presenting and Performing Texts – study and present two extracts from Blood Brothers
  • Presenting and performing texts – develop and apply theatrical skills in acting by presenting a showcase of two extracts from a performance text


Key assessment details:

In years 9 and 1o students will be assessed regularly through assessed performances, marking of mock portfolios and mock written exams will happen at least twice in a year. There will be a least three formal assessment points throughout the year.

In year 11 students will perform their devised exam piece and complete their portfolio which is worth 30% of their final GCSE. A visiting examiner will assess the two extracts for Presenting and performing texts. In the summer term students will sit their written exam worth 40% of total GCSE.

Students will be offered several theatre trips throughout the GCSE in preparation for the evaluation of a live performance, one trip in year 11 is a compulsory trip for the written exam.

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